Zoe Saldana (born June 19, 1978) is an American actress, known for her roles as Anamaria in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Uhura in the 2009 film Star Trek, and Neytiri in the 2009 James Cameron film Avatar. Saldaña was born in New Jersey, United States she is of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent. She spent much of her childhood in the Dominican Republic before returning to the United States to pursue acting." Her first languages were English and Spanish. Saldaña enlisted in a ballet class at one of the most prestigious dancing schools in the Dominican Republic, gaining experience as a dancer, which benefited her later for her role in Center Stage. She returned to the U.S. after her sophomore year in high school and enrolled in the Faces Theater Program, an acting course. Saldaña was still a member of the program when she got her first screen experience on an episode of Law & Order, which aired October 13, 1999. She left school after her major film debut in Center Stage (2000), which subsequently led to appearances in the Britney Spears vehicle Crossroads (2002) and the drama Drumline (2002). She played the pirate, Anamaria, in the 2003 film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and has appeared in a number of television shows and movies, including The Terminal (2004) and Guess Who (2005). Saldaña was also the lead in the video for Juan Luis Guerra's song "La llave de mi corazón", and played Uhura in the 2009 movie Star Trek. Recently, she played Neytiri, the Na'vi princess, in James Cameron's Avatar (2009). Saldaña has a keen interest in fashion and has her own fashion line called Arasmaci, where most of her designs are influenced by her Dominican heritage.
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Zoe Saldana seen on Feb 23 2013 in Santa Monica, CA. Zoe Saldana was seen looking happy and relaxed while walking the red carpet at the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards, which were held on February 23 in Santa Monica, CA. For her award show ensemble, Zoe wore a striped Dolce & Gabbana dress which she paired with white Casadei heels and a sparkling Piaget necklace. Do you like Zoe's nautical style on this occasion, everyone - and more importantly, do you think that her look works with the laid back nature of this ceremony? For a selection of pretty, playful striped dresses look no further than CoutureCandy; check out Vava by Joy Han's Max Off Shoulder Dress in Orange, Bailey 44's Hemingway Dress in Tomato/Black, and Charlotte Tarantola's Metro in Black. Do add just a dash of bling to your neck while you sport a striped 'fit, try Lafonn's Classic Round with Bezeled Accents. It's the look of diamonds without the hefty price tag! Thoughts on ZS' style here, everyone? In other Zoe news, her Nina co-star David Oyelowo recently spoke with E! News about working with her in the film, and said how everyone is going to be quite surprised by the "sheer power" of her singing. According to David: "I think a lot of people are going to be surprised of the sheer power of Zoe. She went to work. She is a huge admirer of Nina Simone and that crept into what she did. She wanted to tell the truth and every day we were on that set, that’s what I saw." How exciting... I never even knew that Zoe could sing!
Zoe Saldana seen on Feb 06 2013 in West Hollywood, CA. Zoe Saldana is always one to keep up with the latest fashions, and as such it was no surprise to see her rocking one of the brand new pieces from the Prabal Gurung for Target collection while grabbing lunch with a friend at Sushi Dan in West Hollywood on February 6. The collection, which hits Target stores tomorrow (February 10), features fashion-forward pieces from the celebrity favorite designer, including this sweater that Zoe's rocking for only $29.99! In addition to this wallet-friendly piece, Zoe completed her look with a pair of black AG Adriano Goldschmied skinny jeans, a Dolce & Gabbana handbag, black ankle boots and a pair of geek-chic glasses. What are your thoughts on ZS' outfit here, everyone? If you're looking to emulate her street style on this occasion, try pairing a bold printed top (try one of Voom by Joy Han's options, such as the Maryanna 1/2 Sleeve Top in Multi or the Layla Smock Top in Multi) with a great fitting pair of classic black skinny jeans. Earnest Sewn's Esra in Light Jet are a great option. From there, a functional and fashionable black handbag (try Big Buddha's Vero Handbag in Black) will finish off your 'fit quite nicely. In other Zoe news, the Avatar actress recently thanked her fans via social media as a result of her Bud Light commercial with Stevie Wonder that aired during the Super Bowl. Tweeted Zoe: "Thank’s for the love for the commercial. Meeting Stevie Wonder was a spiritual trip! You Guys rock!" Did you catch Zoe's commercial, readers?
Zoe Saldana seen on Dec 31 2012 in Miami, FL. Zoe Saldana was spotted ringing in the New Year at SL at the James Royal Palm in Miami, FL on December 31, alongside her sister Cisely. The beautiful actress seemed to be having quite the fun time, as she cheersed with friends and posed for photographers. Prior to partying the night away, Zoe and her family were seen enjoying a low-key dinner at Catch Miami. For her outfit, Zoe decided to opt for a sexy green Pucci dress (the silhouette os Adrianna Papell's Strapless Lace Sequin Dress in Sea is similar, while the color of Lotta Stensson's Wrap Dress in Olive is similar to Zoe's Pucci number) that she paired with metallic Rupert Sanderson heels and a pair of chic Sydney Evans hoop earrings. For two hoop options here on CoutureCandy, check out Avanessi's Knot Hoops in Yellow Gold or Calico Juno Designs' Cleopatra Stone Studded Hoops in Gold, which have beautiful turquoise studs. A festive red lip and a sleek hairstyle finished off ZS' New Year's Eve ensemble... are you a fan of this look for her, readers? For those of you who have followed Zoe's relationship with Bradley Cooper, you might have already heard that the couple has reportedly split. According to an insider, "She had planned to spend the holidays with Bradley and his family in Europe. They all were going to Paris, but things didn’t work out between them. Zoe spent New Year’s Eve with friends in Miami. If Zoe was upset over the split with Bradley, she didn’t show it!" If it is indeed true that they are finished, good for her for having fun, getting back out there and partying with friends to keep her mind off of things!
Zoe Saldana seen on Aug 24 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. Zoe Saldana was spotted leaving a medical building in LA on August 24, and for good reason - the Avatar actress was seen sporting a cast on her left arm! Poor Zoe, seems like she has a case of broken arm blues. As she left the doctor, Zoe was seen toting a brown paper bag and portable water bottle, along with a purple tote bag. Clothing wise, ZS paired a polka dot blouse (for two cute dot blouse options here on CoutureCandy, check out either Free People's Polka Dot Shirt in Caramel or Vintage Havana's Crochet Back Top in Coral) with a pair of light wash high waisted skinny jeans (Earnest Sewn's Ginger in Biance are a similar high-waisted pair), and then wore a pair of gold ballet flats and a delicate pair of drop earrings (like Robyn Rhodes' Kemba Earrings in Forest Agate). An oversizes pair of Loewe sunglasses completed Saldana's casual outfit. Is this look a winner or a loser in your eyes, everyone? Zoe recently dished to Gotham Magazine about her style influences, and her answers may just surprise you. According to ZS: "My grandmother and great-grandmother were seamstresses their whole lives, so when my grandmother moved to New York in the ’60s, she worked for design houses throughout the city. She really loved fabrics and textiles, so it was natural to my family. Fashion wasn’t like a religion to us, but it is in my ancestry. It was never about luxury; it was about art." Very cool!
Zoe Saldana seen on Jul 22 2012 in Unviersal City, CA. Zoe Saldana was photographed on the pink carpet of the 2012 Teen Choice Awards, which was held at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA on July 22. At the ceremony, Zoe proved triumphant as she picked up the award for Choice Movie Actress: Action for her role in Colombiana. After winning, Zoe took to her official Twitter account to say: "So excited to be here at #TeenChoice Awards. Thank u for voting! I have the best fans in the world! I can’t believe I won! So Humbled! -ZS" So sweet! Outfit wise, Zoe chose to rock a Jonathan Saunders top and skirt at the ceremony, that she paired with a gold Tiffany & Co. bangle and blue satin Christian Louboutin heels. To get Zoe's look, pick a dress that has a similar silhouette to Zoe's pieces, and that also has a fun print. Three options on CoutureCandy are Eternal Sunshine Creations' 2 Tiered Mini Dress in Coral Mix, Jack by BB Dakota's Andre in Tangerine, and Jenny Han's Bubble Hem Strap Dress in Meteor. From there, accessorize simply with a gold bangle, like Satya Jewelry's Limitless Bangle in Turquoise, and you'll be all set. What are your thoughts on Zoe's Teen Choice ensemble, everyone - yay or nay?
Zoe Saldana seen on Jun 13 2012 in New York, NY. Zoe Saldana was photographed attending the Persol Magnificent Obsessions event that was held at MOMI in NYC on June 13, which honored costume designer Arianne Phillips, Patricia Clarkson, and director Todd Haynes. For her event ensemble, Zoe wore a colorful printed Louis Vuitton top and bright green pants, paired with cap toe pumps and a chic black clutch. To replicate ZS' look here, grab a pair of vibrant green jeans (such as Joe's Jeans' The Skinny Pants in Parakeet) and then choose a pretty printed top (take your pick between Voom by Joy Han's Peacock Blouse in Multi and Ella Moss' Native Top in Natural Singer), accessorizing simply with a great clutch (like Zambos & Siega's Joanie Clutch in Black). Are you into this look for Zoe, everyone? In other news, reports of a recent reconciliation with flame Bradley Cooper may have been over exaggerated, as a source tells Perez Hilton that B.Coop might be romancing ScarJo! Says the insider: "They seemed very comfortable together and it was pretty obvious they are into each other. Bradley seemed almost distracted by Scarlett’s beauty, especially since she was wearing a very low cut dress, and Scarlett was totally working her charms. She kept flipping her hair when she laughed at his jokes. The chemistry between them VERY evident and they looked totally wrapped up in each other — very cute! They were definitely having more than a 'friends' dinner, it seemed pretty obvious they totally have the hots for each other." If this is true, it seems like Bradley didn't waste any time after splitting from Zoe!
Zoe Saldana seen on Jun 02 2012 in Jersey City, NJ. Zoe Saldana made an appearance at the fifth annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on June 2 in Jersey City, opting for an edgy black ensemble in a sea of traditional white sun dresses. Zoe's look consisted of a pair of leather Theyksens' Theory shorts (get the look with a pair of leather-look denim shorts, like Bleulab's Reversible Shortcut/ Curve Short in Carbon) and black t-shirt (for an option that isn't as cropped as Zoe's is, try Splendid's Butterfly Sleeve Top in Black; LnA's Seamed Cape Tee in Black is an even roomier option), along with a pair of Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses and Christian Louboutin heels. What are your thoughts on Zoe's outfit here, everyone - cool or inappropriate for the event? In my eyes, she can do no wrong. Sources tell us that Zoe especially enjoyed the event since she was born in Jersey... and was quoted saying: "I'm from here. I'm loving it. Being able to spend the summer here is beautiful, and being able to work is great." She is currently in NYC filming her latest project Blood Ties. It's definitely going to be a hot summer ahead for Zoe!
Zoe Saldana seen on May 31 2012 in New York, NY. Zoe Saldana was spotted strolling around in NYC on May 31, heading back to her hotel after a long day of filming her newest project Blood Ties. For her NYC ensemble, Zoe wore a casual black tank dress (very similar to Splendid's Racerback Tank Dress in Black, and then accessorized with a cool belt (try Elegantly Waisted's Kelly Belt in Black) and black sandals. Jewelry wise, ZS kept things simple with a delicate gold necklace (similar to Calico Juno Designs' Necklace 283 in Gold) and drop earrings (get the look with Heather Gardner's Classy Crystal Drop Earring in Gold/Black). Alexander McQueen's Heroine Bag provided the perfect finishing touch to her daytime chic look. What are your thoughts on this look for Zoe, friends? In other news, despite rumors of a split in March with beau Bradley Cooper, it seems that the two are just as hot and heavy as ever. According to a source, "They were spotted enjoying an intimate dinner date in New York last week. They looked pretty engaged while dining together at Mexican restaurant Empelon Cocina in Manhattan’s East Village. It looked a little more friendly than a business meeting.” Do you think that these two will go the distance, everyone?
Zoe Saldana seen on May 11 2012 in New York, NY. Zoe Saldana was caught by the paparazzi as she made her way around New York City on May 11, multitasking as she chatted on a Bluetooth headset that was plugged into her iPhone. Outfit wise, Zoe chose a brightly striped dress (get the look with Phoebe Couture's Layered Stripe Dress in Red Multi) that she belted and wore under a light grey cardigan (like Gold Hawk's Point Edge Shrug in Wisteria), and then accessorized with a bright pink cross body bag (if you like the idea of a bright pink bag, check out Zambos & Siega's Suede Izzy Bag in Magenta) and a pair of strappy sandals (Dolce Vita's Ida Sandal in Tan are nearly identical). A pair of circular sunnies and a silver bracelet provided the finishing touches for Zoe's daytime chic look. Are you into it, everyone? On a different topic, Zoe recently spoke out about how she does not think there is enough diversity on magazine covers today, saying: "I can't yet pose for any magazine. I wish I could. There are a lot of magazines that are still sort of... that only cater to a certain demographic and only put certain people on their covers. And that's fine - I never lose hope that one day certain big magazines can broaden their exposure of what is an American face. I never like to get political, but when you have the ability, through your media, to influence a large mass of people, I would want to be a part of the evolving cycle of progress vs. keeping things the way that they are. I think that I speak for a lot of us, Americans, that I would want to see a little more diversity. For the love of God, we have a Black president. That should've set the tone on a lot of things that should've been a little quicker, and it's not enough. I feel like I need to contribute my two cents in terms of something that should be happening more. But that said, I'm always a person that's half-full, and magazines like 'Cosmopolitan for Latinas' [she is their latest cover girl] are doing what others should be doing more of." What's your take on Zoe's opinion, everyone?
Zoe Saldana seen on Apr 29 2012 in New York, NY. Snapped leaving dinner at Catch restaurant on April 29 in NYC with her sister Cicely, Zoe Saldana looked stylish in a black and grey ensemble. Starting with a pair of skinny grey denim (like James Jeans' Twiggy in Slate II), Zoe tucked a grey button down top (opt for a fun color with Zoe's similar Sheer Rolled Sleeve Shirt in Teal) into her jeans and then topped her look off with a cozy black coat (Desigual's Abrig Nunei Jacket in Black has on-trend colorful stitching along the bottom). Accessory wise, ZS slipped into a pair of black booties and toted along a black handbag (check out Zambos & Siega's Mansfield in Black). A few bracelets and a pair of geek chic glasses completed her look. What are your thoughts on her NYC street style here, everyone? Is this a look you would rock? In other Zoe news, the Avatar actress recently spoke to Amanda de Cadenet on her new Lifetime show, "The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet," and opened up on her thoughts on having a family. Says Zoe: "I love the anxiety, the pressure of the loud room full of yapping kids... I dig them, I get them. They make perfect sense to me. A child makes perfect sense to me. A child speaks more sense than an adult half of the time. I felt the urge to want to have a baby, and I wanted to, but I remember that respecting [then-fiance Keith Britton's] decision – and making the decision to wait with him – was one of the most mature things. I chose to wait and I’m glad I did. I’m glad that I respected him." Interesting!
Zoe Saldana seen on Jan 31 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. Spotted strolling around LA on January 31, Zoe Saldana didn't seem too pleased to spot the paparazzi as she went on her way. For her outfit, Zoe paired a purple sweater (for a great v-neck option, try Minnie Rose's Double V Neck in Blue Fin) over a simple white tee (Splendid's V Neck Long Sleeve Top in White is a great basic), and then added on a printed scarf (for something a bit warmer, try Splendid's Ombre Scarf in Purple). From there, Zoe wore a pair of Cult of Individuality skinny jeans (Work Custom Jeans' Twiggy in Light Riviera are similar) that were tucked into black boots. A pair of circular sunnies and a Loewe tote completed ZS' ensemble. Are you digging it? While Zoe was recently at the Sundance Film Festival to promote her new flick The Words (which she co-starred in with new flame Bradley Cooper), it seems that her Sundance interactions with Bradley have just added fuel to the fire when it comes to their romantic rumors. According to a source, "The pair stayed apart from one another while posing for photos and giving interviews to support the film. Saldana did affectionately touch Cooper as they passed in a hallway, though." Ooh, scandalous! Another source added in, "She really wants to settle down with Bradley. Zoe is really intense. She just came out of a long-term relationship, and now she really wants to settle down. She thinks he's The One. While Bradley really likes her, but he's trying to keep things casual." Do you think that this couple will go the distance?
Zoe Saldana seen on Jan 04 2012 in Beverly Hills, CA. Zoe Saldana was photographed leaving Barney's New York in Beverly Hills after purchasing a few goodies from Lady Gaga's Workshop on January 4, and didn't seem too pleased to spot the lingering paparazzi while heading to pick up her car from valet. For her shopping 'fit, Zoe paired cobalt skinny jeans (like Bleulab's Reversible Detour Legging in Cobalt) with a slouchy white t-shirt (try Ella Moss' Ella Tee Top in White) and a grey cardigan (Acrobat's Open Cardigan in Mink is similar). From there, ZS sported a graphic silk scarf and a pair of black lace-up booties that I'm definitely not a fan of. Is it me or do they look a little witchy? Zoe finished up her ensemble with a stack of gold bangles (check out Calico Juno Designs' Bracelet 28 in Gold) and minimal makeup. What are your thoughts of Zoe's outfit here, everyone - yay or nay? In other Zoe news, she's definitely been in the news a lot more recently due to her new romance with People's "Sexiest Man Alive" Bradley Cooper. According to Us Weekly, Zoe and Bradley were all over each other on New Year's Eve at a private 1940s-themed party in Bel Air. According to a source, "They were making out for 20 minutes! They're dating, but Zoe just left an engagement. She's just looking to have fun." Bradley's certainly had his share of leading ladies, from his relationship with Renee Zellweger to flings with Olivia Wilde and Jennifer Lopez. Do you think that Zoe is just another notch in Bradley's belt?
Zoe Saldana seen on Nov 28 2011 in Beverly Hills, CA. Photographed heading into (and then out of - with a different purse!) an office building in Beverly Hills on November 28, Zoe Saldana looked absolutely lovely in lace. Her casual yet always-so-stylish outfit started with Cult of Individuality's distressed skinny jeans (Joe's Jeans' Kicker Jean in Bridgette have a similar wash in a cropped style), and then she wore a beautiful Madewell lace top (get the look with Meghan Los Angeles' Faith Top in Ivory, or if you're looking for a dress that's similar, try Sue Wong's Battenburg Lace Short Dress in White) with black suede booties. A silver dome ring and hoop earrings (I love Avanessi's Knot Hoops in Rose Gold) completed Zoe's outfit. Thoughts, readers? As I'm sure you've heard, Zoe is rumored to be hooking up with none other than People's "Sexiest Man Alive," Bradley Cooper! According to E! Online, "The two are costarring in the upcoming indie flick, 'The Words.'" However, Zoe's rep says that there's no truth of any real life romance, and said "They are not dating. They are just friends." Bradley has also recently been linked with French actress Melanie Laurent, after they were spotted in Paris together, and according to Us Weekly, "Ate at Ralph's, an eatery adjacent to the Ralph Lauren store in the City of Light's famed Boulevard St. Germain. The romantic Parisian day continued for the couple at La Comedie de Champs Elysees, where they watched a theatrical performance of Job, Ou L'Errance De Juste. They then returned to his hotel, the Plaza Athenee, for a private dinner." Sounds like Bradley is enjoying the single life! What do you think - would you like to see Zoe and Bradley (or Bradley and Melanie) start dating?
Zoe Saldana seen on Nov 17 2011 in Los Angeles, CA. Stopping by to support one of her favorite designers, Zoe Saldana made an appearance at the opening of the Michael Kors boutique on Robertson in LA on November 17. Wearing a chic mustard colored Michael Kors shift dress (for dresses that are similar in hue and/or silhouette, check out Alexia Admor's Gwyneth Dress in Citrine, Bianca Nero's Fitted Sheath Dress in Yellow, and Tracy Reese's Contoured Shift Dress in Grey) with brown strappy sandals, Jack Vartanian jewels and a textured clutch (try Julie K Handbags' Lynn in Ecru), Zoe went with glossy locks and a berry lip for her night out. Are you loving her look here, everyone, or not so much? In recent Zoe relationship news, the Avatar star recently split with her longtime fiance, Keith Britton. According to Zoe's rep, "They have amicably separated after 11 years. Saldana and Britton remain committed business partners as co-founders of fashion resource MyFDB.com. Respect of their privacy is appreciated during this time." Wow, 11 years is a long time. I wonder what went wrong?
Zoe Saldana seen on Oct 09 2011 in Pacific Palisades, CA. Zoe Saldana was one of many celebs to attend the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic 2011 that was held at Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades, CA on October 9. The event was hosted by Rachel Zoe, and other attendees included Ali Larter, Jaime King, Lauren Conrad, Lo Bosworth, Camilla Belle, Sofia Vergara, and Selma Blair. That's quite the turnout! For her pretty polo match ensemble, Zoe wore a Jason Wu Spring 2012 dress that was just on the runway. Her sweet, sheer Jason Wu dress had an overlapping polka dot motif, and was then belted and paired with Brian Atwood's nude Zenith Pumps. If you're inspired by Zoe's dotted style, check out Splendid's Polka Dot Dress in Black, or take a peek at one of the unique dot blouses here on CoutureCandy, such as Free People's Polka Dot Crinkle Top in Navy Combo or Jenny Han's Chandelier Trim Tank in Geometric Dot. From there, complete your ensemble with Plenty by Tracy Reese's aptly named Zoe Laced Sandal in Bone/Pink. What is your take on Zoe's look here, everyone? Love, or not so into it? Zoe recently spoke to Us Weekly about how she "frequently gets her ass kicked in the gym" - which is just how she likes it! Says Zoe: "We target whatever I want to target. If I know I'm doing a movie and I need my thighs to get stronger, we start tackling exercises that strengthen the body. If I'm like, 'I'm going to an event in a week and I want my arms to look really toned,' we do stuff for that. I don't like to work out on my own. I like to get grilled!" Ha! Another one of Zoe's red carpet body tricks? "It's important to not have an empty stomach when you're walking the red carpet because so many things can go wrong. Eat what makes you happy and not what makes you bloated and have a great time. That's always been my motto! And every now and then you can have a glass of wine - it takes off the edge!" You can't argue with that logic!
Zoe Saldana seen on Sep 14 2011 in New York, NY. Zoe Saldana showed up to celebrate Nas' 38th birthday party at Catch in NYC on September 14, flaunting her fine figure in a sassy No. 21 Resort 2012 LBD. The black silk number had a nude peek-a-boo bra that offered just the right amount of sex appeal. For two similar LBD's here on CoutureCandy, try either Voom by Joy Han's Piper Tube Dress in Black, which is a bit shorter and has pretty detailing along the bodice, or Laila Azhar's Drape Front Strapless Dress in Black, which is the epitome of the seductive LBD. From there, Zoe wore a pair of Sergio Rossi heels and toted a simple black clutch, then finished off her look with a red manicure and chandelier earrings. For something similar, try Tiger Lily Jewelry's Bogo Chic Crystal Earring in Gold/Champagne and Julie K Handbags' Jessica Bag in Black. Zoe recently sat down with Access Hollywood to discuss her relationship with her longtime boyfriend - and now fiance! - Keith. Are babies in the future? Says Zoe: "Keith's been my little partner in crime since I was 21, so we’ve been together a very long time. We’ve managed to do things our way. You have to follow your own pace. My family just wants babies, ‘Babies, please babies! Are you kidding me, once we start, it’s like baking cupcakes, you’ll never stop." She still has tons of time, so I don't think she needs to hop on the baby train just yet.
Zoe Saldana seen on Aug 24 2011 in Los Angeles, CA. Looking gorgeous on the red carpet of the LA screening of her new film Colombiana, Zoe Saldana rocked a chic pink leather Valentino dress along with a pair of ivory Christian Louboutin heels and an ivory and gold Salvatore Ferragamo woven clutch for her big night. Jewelry wise, ZS opted for a pair of Irene Neuwirth rose fold flower earrings and a statement Irene Neuwirth rose gold bracelet with a peach moonstone. If you're tempted to try out the leather dress trend, take a peek at Adam Lippes' Pleated Back Tank Dress in Camel, or for a frock that's a bit more traditional and comes in a beautiful dusty rose color as Zoe's, try Luc by Lucy's One Shoulder Love Dress in Mauve. Accessory wise, tote Cassandra's Lavinia Clutch in Vintage Bronze and wear Tiger Lily Jewelry's Boho Chic Crystal Earring in Gold/Champagne for a look inspired by Zoe's. What are your thoughts on her overall style on this occasion, readers? For those of you who are interested in checking out her latest flick, you might be interested in what CNN reviewer Tom Charity thought of the film. Says Charity: "Modeling a form-hugging cat suit, Saldana is so skinny she scarcely needs to pick the lock to get out of her jail cell - she could probably waltz through the bars. She looks like she might break in half if you breathed on her. But with her sad eyes and even stare, Saldana is a decent actress who showed more than willing to stick up for herself in "The Losers," and here she's been furnished with that time-honored motivational force, the murder of both parents by a ruthless Colombian drug lord." Sounds to me like if you're in the mood for a kick-butt action film, this is the way to go.
Zoe Saldana seen on Aug 19 2011 in Los Angeles, CA. Zoe Saldana showed up for the Flaunt Magazine and Gypsy 05 Neo-Golden Age Event in Los Angeles on August 19, rocking a super bright ensemble that made great use of the trend-du-jour, color blocking. Rocking a Prabal Gurung Resort 2012 look consisting of a hot pink sleeveless top that was layered over a white t-shirt with textured sleeves and a bright green skirt, Zoe accessorized with Alexander McQueen's skull clutch and a basic pair of black strappy heels. To steal Zoe's color blocked style via key pieces from CoutureCandy, start with one of Boulee's bright skirts, such as the Levi Skirt in Orange or the Logan Mini Skirt in Blue. From there, add on a vibrant pink top, like Alice & Trixie's Fuchsia Amber Top, and carry Halston Heritage's Susan Evening Clutch in Jet for a perfectly on-trend ensemble. Are you a fan of the color blocking trend, everyone? If so, is Zoe's outfit a look you'd attempt to emulate? As we know, ZS pays close attention to her personal style, and has recently spoken out about her love for New York's style scene. Says Zoe: "I have this love affair with New York that I just can't quit, and that applies to New Yorkers' style too. I can't stand when people get lost in clothes because they are trying to impress. We get that a lot in Los Angeles. You need to wear your clothes, your clothes can't wear you. New Yorkers understand that. For many people, including a lot of actresses, fashion is all about brand names, logos, status symbols, but for me, it's an art form." Do you agree with her?
Zoe Saldana seen on Jul 19 2011 in Hollywood, CA. Attending the premiere of Captain America: The First Avenger that was held at the El Capitan Theatre on July 19 in Hollywood, Zoe Saldana looked stylish as ever in a Balmain Resort 2012 ensemble. Pairing Balmain's printed jacket and shorts with a simple v-neck tee (like Bobi's Pocket Tee in White) and Brian Atwood's amazing Pois Heels, I am loving Zoe's sophisticated yet relaxed summertime look. For a way to get this style vibe without looking too "matchy matchy," try pairing Joie's Finley Jacket in Black/White with BB Dakota's Augustine Short in Natural and a great white tee. From there, tote Julie K Handbags' Callie Croc Clutch in Mocha to polish your look. What are your thoughts on ZS' outfit here, everyone? While many admire Zoe for her flawless fashion sense, the Avatar actress is proving to be quite a role model as well. When it comes to future roles, Zoe says: "I refuse to play the girlfriend, mother, daughter or victim. I am proud to think that after Avatar, my next part wasn’t just as the girlfriend of Mr. What’s-his-name in a blockbuster. I don’t work so hard to end up the girlfriend of the lead part. As a woman, I find it really humiliating. And there isn’t anything victorious in it. Success, to me, means playing a part that a man could have done." She continues, "When I was a child, I never used to pretend to be a princess, I was a ninja, Sarah Connor or Wonder Woman. I would imagine I was an action lady. When we were celebrating Halloween, I wanted to dress up as Batman. I used to watch Terminator every Wednesday afternoon. I love science fiction... I‘d love to put myself in jeopardy. Which is surprising for a little girl. Being an actress allows me to do it even more. You go, Zoe!
Zoe Saldana seen on Jul 09 2011 in Santa Barbara, CA. In addition to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Zoe Saldana attended the Foundation Polo Challenge that was held at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club on July 9, looking pristine and polished as always. Wearing a Chloe Resort 2012 patterned maxi dress along with Valentino wedges and a Lanvin clutch, Zoe accessorized minimally with a simple gold bangle and a pair of hoop earrings. On a beauty note, ZS opted for a sleek updo and a bright red lip. To get a more casual version of Zoe's look, start with a great printed maxi dress, like Nicole Miller's Leopard Strapless Dress in Pink or Jack by BB Dakota's Nicolette Maxi in Grey, and then pair with a funky pair of wedges and Anna Beck's Bali Gold Double Hoops. For the finishing touch, a statement clutch is a must... Kara by Kara Ross' cork Mia Clutch in Gold is so unique and fresh. What's your take on Zoe's outfit here, readers? Some news about Zoe was recently reported that may come as a surprise to some of you - the Avatar actress is an adrenaline junkie! She says: "Women with guns is happening and it's exciting. On a personal level, I have respect for weapons and I like using them. I grew up in a family of hunters so I've been around guns my whole life, although I would never actually hunt myself. [Filming my latest movie Columbiana], I always go home looking like a map. That's what my mom tells me because I have black and blue all over the place. But I'm addicted to the adrenalin of being a physical person." Who knew?
Zoe Saldana seen on Feb 23 2011 in Beverly Hills, CA. Avatar beauty Zoe Saldana was seen leaving a meeting in Beverly Hills on February 23, looking pretty and polished as she made her way to her car. Outfit wise, Zoe started with Henry & Belle's Signature Bootcut jeans (choose between Citizens of Humanity's Ava Jean in Oasis and Rich & Skinny's Sleek in Oasis Blue - funny that the wash of both of these jeans is called "Oasis"!) and a tucked in neutral top (try Splendid's Textured Slub Henley in Green), and then wore a comfy pair of flats and a stylish brown leather jacket. For a motorcycle vibe, check out Muu Baa's Porter Biker Jacket in Black/Grey. The finishing touches to Zoe's ensemble? Oversized hoop earrings, superstar shades, a tan leather tote, and a vibrant magenta lip. Majorly loving this outfit on Zoe, are you? If you pay attention to celebrity rumors, you've probably heard that Zoe is allegedly with child. Not so, says ZS' rep! According to sources, "Zoe and actor Keith Britton are expecting their first child together" after the beauty was spotted looking "curvier than usual." However, Zoe's rep says (shortly and sweetly): "Zoe's not pregnant." Well I guess that's that!
Zoe Saldana seen on Jan 22 2011 in Park City, Utah. Stepping out to support her sister, Zoe Saldana attended the Levi's Shape What's To Come cocktail party celebrating female achievement in film in Park City, Utah on January 22. Zoe's film producer sister Cisely was being honored at the event, and sources say that Zoe was ever the proud sister. The Avatar actress took pictures of Cisely while she posed and enjoyed her joyous moment; Zoe even coached Cisely on the interviews she was participating in! So cute - gotta love sisterly support! Side note, I can totally see the resemblance between these two, can't you? For her supportive ensemble, Zoe started with a pair of super flattering Levi's Curve ID jeans in Slight Curve, and from there wore a basic black camisole (like Wilt's Henley Tank in Black) under a uniquely patterned metallic jacket. Get the look in a somewhat more subtle way with True Grit's Zip Jacket in Black. From there, Zoe wore a pair of black leather boots and toted an oversized leather tote. For something similar, check out Julie K Handbags' Robin in Black, or for a tote with more of a hobo silhouette, try Alexander Wang's Darcy Slouchy Hobo in Black. A vibrant lip and a smokey eye completed ZS' ensemble. I think she looks great, and you can totally tell how proud she is of her sis. Adorable!
Zoe Saldana seen on Jan 09 2011 in West Hollywood, CA. Zoe Saldana looked positively radiant as she attended the Audi and J. Mendel party that was the official kick off to Golden Globe Week and held at Cecconi's Restaurant in West Hollywood on January 9. Dressed (of course) in a strapless J. Mendel mini (for two cute strapless mini dresses, check out Sue Wong's Ostrich Feather Short Dress in Ivory or Luc by Lucy's Cut Out Bella Dress in White), Saldana accessorized with bordeaux peeptoe Brian Atwood heels, a few gold bangles (try Danielle Stevens Jewelry's Green Glass and Chain Bracelet) and a metallic bronze clutch (super similar to Inge Christopher's Armadillo Trapezoid Clutch in Bronze). Loose waves and shimmering makeup completed ZS' ensemble. Are you a fan? Zoe is speaking out about her intense turn as a sexual assault victim who seeks out her attacker in Burning Palms, an indie film consisting of five stories that all take place in LA. Of the role, Saldana says: "I was intrigued. I was really intrigued with [director] Chris Landon, because he's so honest in terms of the arc. He wasn't afraid to expose the artistic dark side of how life can sometimes be. One thing that really interests him is the psychological journey; why people accept things, why people react in certain ways." Have any of you checked out the film?
Zoe Saldana seen on Nov 17 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Actress Zoe Saldana was caught out and about in LA on November 17, keeping her look cool and casual as the paparazzi snapped her running errands. Zoe started her look with a pair of ever-so-popular geek chic glasses with clear plastic frames, and then wore a striped tank (similar to Mike & Chris' Olyn Tank in Grey Stripe) with a slouchy blue cardigan (try Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent's Boho Sweater in Blue) and skinny jeans (Kill City's Super Skinny in Indigo are really close in wash to Zoe's). From there, Zoe wore a pair of unique grey boots and silver hoop earrings, and finished off her ensemble with a black textured tote bag. For a similar tote to ZS', check out Julie K Handbags' Robin in Black. Are you like Zoe's outfit here, readers? I'd love to know your thoughts on whether or not this is a look that you'd like to wear while out running errands. In other Zoe news, the first images from her new film Colombiana have been released - and she definitely looks tough! Click here to check them out. The film tells the story of "young girl Cataleya Restrepo (Saldana), who at age 10 witnesses the brutal murder of her parents by a Colombian drug lord Don Luis. Cataleya manages to escape the bullets of the assassin and reach Chicago, where her gangster uncle, Emilio, lives. Emilio is doing his best to keep Cataleya out of the criminal life, but she is determined to become a professional killer. At 25, Cataleya has become a real killer operating on behalf of her uncle, but her sole desire is to find Don Luis and avenge the death of her parents." Sounds intense!
Zoe Saldana seen on Nov 07 2010 in Hollywood, CA. Making an appearance at the red carpet screening of Abel at AFI Fest 2010 that was held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on November 7, Zoe Saldana opted for a classic LBD with a slightly more modest length for her press outing. For a similar dress here on CoutureCandy, try Suzabelle's Charleston Dress in Raven, or if you want to bring the hem up a little bit, check out Walter's Studded Ponte Dress in Black. From there, ZS slipped on a few rings and toted a textured clutch (take a look at Susan Farber Collections' Mezzo Sofia in Mixed Jade Lace), and finished things off with a pair of grey suede heels (Rock & Republic's Nahlo Booties in Grey are great for fall). On a beauty note, I'm loving Zoe's red lippie and the loose waves in her hair. What are your thoughts on Saldana's look here, readers - are you feelin' this ensemble on her? While it does seem to be a bit safe, there's no question that she looks polished and sophisticated. While she may be playing it safe here, Zoe is speaking out about how she usually likes to take chances on the red carpet. She says, "I tend to go with more dramatic designers, Givenchy, Alaia, Christian Lacroix and Calvin Klein. These have been the designers that have caught my eye this year." Of course she had to throw Calvin Klein in the mix, she's the designer's spokeswoman!
Zoe Saldana seen on Jun 22 2010 in West Hollywood, CA. Zoe Saldana made an appearance at Bing's Celebration of Creative Minds that was held at the uber-trendy BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood on June 22, going for a sassy look in a curve hugging grey Herve Leger dress. If you're digging the charcoal hue of ZS' frock, take a peek at KEEMiA's Simone Draped Overlay Dress in Silver or Black Halo's Stella Mini Dress in Asphalt. For the rest of her look, Zoe chose Neil Lane rings (similar to Michele Michel Jewelry's Adjustable Hammered Dome Ring in Silver), metallic Ferragamo peeptoe heels, and a Cesare Paciotti clutch (check out Whiting & Davis' similar Ribbon Long Flap Clutch in Black). Are you a fan of of Zoe's look here, readers - let us know what you think in the comments section! For those of you who have been following Zoe's career, you know that she typically stays pretty quiet about her personal life and her relationship with her boyfriend Keith Britton. However, it seems that she's opening up a bit about things, as she talked to the press at the Women In Film 2010 Crystal + Lucy Awards. She said, "I feel like the partners that stay at home... they have their lives, but they’re the ones that are living with the real you. I think that they need to be recognized, every now and then, every 10 years, just come out in public… put him on the spot and just say thank you. He’s a very independent soul. He understands what I do, but this is not what he fell in love with and that’s what I love." She continues, "I have an amazing family that that keeps me grounded. I come home and they’re like, ‘OK, drop the facade, be Zoe, go do the dishes and speak to us sincerely.’" Love hearing things like this, especially because she does seem so down to earth!
Zoe Saldana seen on May 22 2010 in West Hollywood, CA. Zoe Saldana was spotted enjoying a night out as she hit up West Hollywood hot spot Trousdale on May 22, not seeming too pleased to see the paparazzi as she chatted away on her phone. For her outfit, ZS chose a classic "blazer and jeans" look, as she paired a tuxedo jacket (try Tt Collections' Dylan in Black) over a white tank (Wilt's Boyfriend Tank in White is a great basic) along with a pair of black zippered skinny jeans (check out Serfontaine's Fox Peg Leg with Zipper in Black). A delicate necklace, a pair of black peeptoe booties, and a studded shoulder bag (I love Tylie Malibu's Runaway Rose in Black Cobra) completed Zoe's look. Are you a fan of this minimal chic look, readers - and if so is this something you would don for a night on the town? Now that Zoe is a household name, she is reflecting on her past and has said that she believes her dance training is what helped skyrocket her acting career. Says ZS: "I was a classical dancer for 11 years. I went to boarding school in the Caribbean even though I was born in New York. So when I came back to the US, I was graduating from high school and didn't want to dance any more. My mom gave me a year off, but I took two. Then I started auditioning, doing commercials and little plays." She continues, "I was doing a play and a manager was watching the show and I got signed up. You go from Burger King commercials to a Coca-Cola campaign to Law And Order. Every New York actor does Law And Order. From there, I was booked for a movie called Center Stage. If it had not been for my ballet background, that would have never have happened. That was the first vehicle that got me an agent and then, you know, Uhura in Star Trek. Now I'm here. I can't believe it myself sometimes!" So cool!!
Zoe Saldana seen on Apr 12 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. "Avatar" beauty Zoe Saldana was spotted at the premiere of her new flick Death at a Funeral in Los Angeles last night, April 12, wowing the crowd of fans and photogs in her vibrant orange Lanvin frock. To get Zoe's look, check out similar dresses here on CoutureCandy, such as Qi New York's Crystal Waisted Gathered Dress in Spicy Melon, Voom by Joy Han's Joline Babydoll Dress in Red, or for a printed option, take a look at Black Halo's Jane Sheath in Print. Zoe accessorized her luxe Lanvin dress with a metal waist belt, bronze heels, a few glittering rings and bangles, and a leopard print clutch (try Carla Mancini's Small Front Lock Clutch in Leopard). What do you think of ZS' look here, everyone - do you like this bright orange shade on her? Whether or not you like it, Zoe's stylist is definitely working hard to pull these looks for her. In the most recent issue of Self, Zoe says: "You should never feel as if you’re hiding. My stylist [chooses clothes that] complement my personality, my character. Look in my closet and you’ll see things that are elegant, sexy, tomboyish, sophisticated, beautiful, aggressive. It’s harsh. It’s a lot of black. I’ve never really been that feminine." Zoe, like most girls, love getting dolled up for special occasions, as she dishes: "Sometimes you’re sexy confident or you’re aggressive confident. When I’m sexy confident, I always want to wear red pumps. The more disheveled they got, the more I loved them. My mom said, ‘Zoe, honestly, you can wear boots that are worn, but red heels? It just looks wrong.’ But I haven’t thrown them away yet. As long as I’m not out with my mom, I will wear them!" She's quickly becoming one of my faves!
Zoe Saldana seen on Mar 27 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. The lovely Zoe Saldana was spotted walking the orange carpet of Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards in LA on March 27, looking pretty and polished in a more casual red carpet ensemble. Zoe started with a pair of dark wash Nobody jeans (get the look with Rockstar's Biker Legging Jean in Jet Black) and tucked in a basic white tank (try T by Alexander Wang's Panelled Tank in White) that was topped with an Isabel Marant coat (I like Alice + Olivia's cool Alex Cropped Blazer in Black). ZS completed her look with Christian Louboutin stilettos, a pink and orange python Ferragamo clutch (similar to Lodis' Mulaly Clutch Style Wallet in Coral), Cheryl Lynn Jewelry's black diamond necklace and heart stacking rings, and Kara Ackerman's black diamond ring. What are your thoughts on Zoe's outfit, everyone? Yes, she looks fantastic, there's no doubt about that - but do you think this look is suitable for the red carpet? Then again, this is the Kids' Choice Awards we're talking about. In a recent interview with Nylon Magazine, Zoe dishes that she's been allegedly passed up for roles because of the color of her skin. She says, "[I've heard] 'Oh, you know, you're just not what we were looking for, your skin is a little darker.'" Say what? However, Zoe was (obviously) thrilled when she got the news that James Cameron wanted her for Avatar. She says, "I had no idea [my character] was blue and 9 feet tall. But for some reason, [James] was like, 'You look so much like her!'" So cool. I can't help but love this gal!
Zoe Saldana seen on Mar 04 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Avatar actress Zoe Saldana made a glamorous appearance at the Louis Vuitton’s "Glamour's Most Glamorous" Dinner last night in Los Angeles, donning (what else) Louis Vuitton! Clad in a Louis Vuitton Spring 2010 pink and cream patterned mini dress (for similar silhouettes, check out Meghan Fabulous' Susannah Dress in Teal or Ingwa Melero's Elena Mini Dress in Pink Combo) with a cropped black jacket and a black Louis Vuitton Minaudiere clutch (try Whiting & Davis' Crystal Accents Minaudiere in Black), Zoe completed her chic outfit with disk earrings (double the fun with Kathy Kamei's Double Life Disk Earrings in Silver/Gold) and a pair of nude heels. I love ZS' ensemble here - sweet as sugar. What do you think, readers? At the recent 3rd Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, Zoe was asked about the possibility of an Avatar sequel, to which she replied: "We signed our lives away for whatever was going to happen. It was the kind of thing that, had they not asked me to sign, I would've offered myself regardless. Any excuse to go back and reunite with [director] Jim [Cameron] and the rest of the cast, especially Sam [Worthington] and Sigourney [Weaver], is something that I won't even hesitate [to do]." Big surprise! Why would she want to hesitate on following up to one of the hugest movies ever? Cameron has already confirmed that a sequel is in the works, and Zoe adds in a few final pearls of wisdom: "Life happens and it goes so fast. It's been so wonderful so far." She seems so sweet!
Zoe Saldana seen on Jan 11 2010 in Beverly Hills, CA. Hot up-and-comer Zoe Saldana was not photographed on the red carpet as we're used to seeing her, but instead stopping by Barneys New York in Beverly Hills on January 11, avoiding making eye contact with the pesky paparazzi. For her casual look, ZS started with skinny jeans (try James Jeans' Twiggy Jean in Marine) and a basic black t-shirt (like C&C California's Ribbed Vavoom Tee in Black), and paired with an exotic leopard print scarf (I love the romantic pattern of A Graves' Floral Print Scarf in Marino Wool), black stilettos and a black Chanel bag with chain detailing (check out Carla Mancini's Flap Over Bag with Chain Strap in Black). While Zoe has repeatedly wowed us in couture creations on the red carpet, I really enjoy her and her "off duty" outfits also. The picture of easygoing sophistication. Zoe made quite the appearance at the Golden Globes on Sunday, rocking a wine colored Louis Vuitton dress (check out a picture here) - did you love it or hate it? I think the color really accentuates her skin tone, but I don't know if I'm loving the rough finish towards the bottom of the gown. Either way, Ms. Saldana had a lot to celebrate, as her film Avatar nabbed the highest honor of the night and picked up the Globe for "Best Picture: Drama." Do you think this was a well deserved honor for the massive blockbuster?
Zoe Saldana seen on Dec 14 2009 in New York, NY. Zoe Saldana proves that she can look just as gorgeous when she is dressed down as she does when she is all glammed up on the red carpet for the premiere of her latest film. For her appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman" in NYC on December 14, Saldana looked positively chic and lovely as she arrived and took a moment to pose for photographers and sign autographs for waiting fans. For her look, she started with a pair of skintight white skinny jeans with a slight crop (check out Pierce Jeans' Miami Short Skinnies in White Sand) that she then paired with a slouchy heather grey t-shirt (like Three Dots' Tonal Strip Scoop Neck T-Shirt in Shadow) and a feminine black blazer (try Zoa's Classic Cropped Blazer in Black). She finished things off with a pair of basic black heels and a black knit scarf (for something a bit more dramatic, try Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent's Fringe Scarf in Ivory/Black). What are your thoughts readers - are you as enamored with ZS' casual style as I am? While Zoe's star is definitely starting to shine brightly these days due to her roles in Star Trek and now James Cameron's Avatar, it seems that people are still mistaking the starlet with Thandie Newton. In their defense, I can definitely see the resemblance! Of her role in Avatar, Zoe says "Neytiri [her character] is blue and she's nine feet tall, but it's me - my face, my facial muscles, my expressions. It's everything that I did, and Jim [Cameron] captured that. I'm just going to have to do more movies where people see my face and won't go: 'Oh look, that's Thandie Newton!'" How funny! Did any of you check out Avatar this weekend?